Tour Summary

Join the Green & Gold Army as we support the Matildas at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup while soaking up the rich culture, history and spectacular sights of one the world’s most magnificent tourism destinations, France.

Following form our successful 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada and 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan tours we are proud to detail our tour program to support the Matildas at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Our tours are designed specifically for the family, friends & fans of the Matildas, open to all ages and our tours are famous for visiting all the tourism highlights of the host country and getting up close and personal when supporting the team.

GROUP Stage Summary 

On this 17-day football and tourism experience you will attend the opening match in Paris involving host nation France and all 3 of Australia’s group games. Our tour will begin in glamorous Paris and follow the Matildas visiting and staying in all cities they play and ending in Nice. It is the perfect combination of taking in all that France has to offer and passionately supporting Australia at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

R16 & QTR’s Stage Summary 

The Matildas reached the quarter finals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada and recent success at the USA’s Tournament of Nations has fed expectations of the Matildas participating in the knockout phase of 2019 France. Join us to experience the Round of 16 and Quarter Final knockout phase on this 10 day program. The starting city for this program is Nice and this tour module ends in Paris taking in all the possible Matildas R16 and QTR final match ups.

SEMI & FINAL Stage Summary
This tour begins in Paris before travelling to Lyon where both semi-finals are played and then moves to Nice for the 3rd/4th playoff before returning to Lyon for the 2019 FIFA World Cup Final. On our 9 day program you will experience the thrill of the final matches (and we hope, Matildas glory) as well as enjoying all that Lyon and Nice and the surrounding region has to offer.

Package Inclusions

  • GROUP Stage: 5th June – 21st June (16 nights 17 days)

  • R16 & QTR’s Stage: 21st June – 30th June (9 nights 10 days)

  • SEMI & FINAL Stage: 30th June – 8th July (8 nights 9 days)

  • 4 Star Accommodation throughout

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Access (at face value) to all Match Tickets that are included in the program

  • All Ground Transfers/Transport (luxury bus/coach travel between hotels and all official tour activity/ match days)

  • Welcome Briefing Dinner Event including food, alcohol & entertainment (for each program)

  • Exclusive & legendary Green & Gold Army Pre-Match events including food, alcohol & entertainment (prior to each Matildas match)

  • Experienced Green & Gold Army tour guides (including bi-lingual support)

  • Green & Gold Army Tour Host/s (former Matildas and/or football media announced December 2018)

  • Green & Gold Army Tour Pack (includes back pack, power adaptor, tour scarfs x2, hat and much more)

  • Best of all, a group of passionate Matildas fans to share the experience with!

The Destination: France

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower.

The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lyon’s Roman theatre and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

France has long been a global centre of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world’s fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and leads the world in tourism, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

France will be a magnificent host of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup – View highlights of 2019 FIFA World Cup France host cities here.

We can’t wait to take you there as we support the Matildas on their quest for glory!

Pricing

TourOccupancyRetail Price
Group StageDouble / Twin$6,495
Group StageSingle (Own Room)$9,995
Ro16 & QtrsDouble / Twin$3,795
Ro16 & QtrsSingle (Own Room)$5,995
Semis & FinalDouble / Twin$3,595
Semis & FinalSingle (Own Room)$5,795

Instalments & Notes

  • A deposit equal to half (50%) of your tour fee is payable at time of booking. The Balance of all package payments are due on 1st March 2019

  • Guests who have been on a tour with Green & Gold Army previously enjoy a loyalty discount of $200 which is deducted from your balance payment

  • Solo Traveller Match Program – we’ll match you with a person of similar age and gender to roomshare to keep the price down. Twin share pricing applies. 20% of our travellers did this for 2018 Russia and it was a highly successful program. You can select this option during the booking process

  • Group Phase International Flights: Depart East Coast AUS 4/6 and Return from Paris 21/6 – $2,250.00 (Singapore Airlines)

  • Group + Finals Phases International Flights: Depart East Coast AUS 4/6 and Return from Lyon 8/7 – $2,450.00 (Singapore Airlines)

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Package Structure Info

Note that our packages are structured to meet operational and guest requirements. This means that there are items relevant to the tour that are not included in the packages listed above and will be an additional cost. We have listed them below so you can understand them prior to booking on our tour.

Group International Flights
Group international flights are not included in the package price and are an additional cost. Please note that if you purchase a GGArmy group international flight it also includes arrival and departure airport transfers to and from airports/hotels

For those guests who do not purchase the GGArmy group international flights we will be offering an arrivals and departure airport transfer service (at an additional cost) that can be booked via us three weeks prior to departure.

Domestic North/South Air/Fast Rail Transport

Our Group Stage, R16 & QTR’s Stage and Semi/Final Stage Tours all include the requirement for either an internal domestic flight or fast rail service/s to transfer from the North of France to the South or visa-versa. The costs of the air/fast rail services are not included in the packages and will be an additional cost. Arrangements and fees will be announced/levied in April 2019.

Note: in relation to the R16 & QTR’s Stage Package. In the event Australia finishes 3rd in the Group it is possible they will be a lucky loser and qualify for the Round of 16 and play in either Le Harve or Grenoble. If this situation eventuates a match day transfer (air/rail &/or bus/coach) will be arranged to attend the Australian match. This will be an additional cost.

Match Tickets
Match tickets are not included in our packages as a number of our tour participants/guests (family, friends of the Matildas and/or former FFA Officials or Matildas) will be entitled to match tickets via FFA/FIFA. Some Guests also prefer to purchase their own match tickets directly from FIFA, which will be available from 19th October here (link to https://tickets.fwwc19.fr/uk ). However, the GGArmy can secure Match tickets (to all matches) for any guests who require them. Prices are available upon request and are an additional cost.

Cultural & Sightseeing Day Tours
Like all our other FIFA World Cup tours on days that Australia is not playing a carefully selected suite of guided cultural/historical sightseeing day tours will be offered to all tour participants/guests as an optional additional purchase. Our optional sightseeing day tours are a great way to enjoy the France’s tourism highlights with other tour participants, building on the your tour friendships and seeing all the sights.

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Wondering what it is like travelleing with the us? Here are some great recaps of past tours

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Take a read of a great blog from one of our guests, Erin Nugent – who travelled with us to Jordan for the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – which sums up the experience of travelling with the Green & Gold Army.

Macro Itineraries

Macro itinerary overviews are set out below, which detail the various cities we will be visiting and matches we will be attending.

Note: Day tour/s options will be published here in January.

Note: Hotels will be published here in February.

Note: Detailed itineraries will be published here in March.

GROUP STAGE MACRO ITINERARY

Day 1: 5th June.  Guests arrive into Paris and settle in at the tour hotel and in the evening informally meet fellow tour participants & guides. Overnight PARIS

Day 2: 6th June.  Optional Paris Day Tour Activities x3. Evening – Welcome Tour Briefing Dinner (be prepared to be wowed – our dinner venue is spectacular). Overnight PARIS

Day 3: 7th June.  Optional Paris Day Tour Activities x3. Evening – Opening Match: France v Korea Republic (21:00 KO) at Princess Park, home of PSG. Overnight PARIS

Day 4: 8th June. Optional Paris Day Tour Activities x4. Overnight PARIS

Day 5: 9th June. Match Day: Early transfer to Stade de Hainaut, Valenciennes for Australia v Italy (13:00 KO) followed by our post-match dinner. Overnight LILLE

Day 6: 10th June. Optional Lille Day Tour Activities x4 (one option will be a battlefields tour to Fromelles, Villers-Bretonneux & Ypres) . Overnight LILLE

Day 7: 11th June. Transfer by TGV fast train, Lille – Montpellier. Overnight MONTPELLIER

Day 8: 12th June. Optional Montpellier Day Tour Activities x4. Overnight MONTPELLIER

Day 9: 13th June. Match Day: Pre-Match luncheon event followed by transfer to Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier for Australia v Brazil (18:00 KO). Overnight MONTPELLIER

Day 10: 14th June. Transfer to Avignon by TGR train. Overnight AVIGNON

Day 11: 15th June. Optional Avignon Day Tour Activities x4. Overnight AVIGNON

Day 12: 16th June. Optional Avignon Day Tour Activities x4. Overnight AVIGNON

Day 13: 17th June. Transfer to Grenoble by bus/coach. Overnight GRENOBLE

Day 14: 18th June. Match Day: Optional Grenoble Day Tour Activities x3 followed by Pre-Match Dinner event and transfer to Stade des Alpes for Jamaica v Australia (21:00 KO) Overnight GRENOBLE

Day 15: 19th June. Optional Grenoble Day Tour Activities x3. Overnight GRENOBLE

Day 16: 20th June. Transfer to Nice by bus/coach via spectacular La Route Napoleon. Overnight NICE

Day 17: 21st June. This is the departure day for the Group Phase Tour.

R16 & QTR’s MACRO ITINERARY
Day 1: 21st June. Guests arrive, settle into tour hotel and in the evening – Welcome Tour Briefing Dinner. Overnight NICE

Day 2: 22nd June. Match Day: If Australia finishes 2nd in Group C the Matildas will play their Round of 16 match in Nice (21:00 KO). We will attend this match regardless. Overnight NICE

Day 3: 23rd June. Optional Nice Day Tour Activities x3. Overnight NICE

Day 4: 24th June. Transfer to Montpellier by bus/coach via French Riviera route. Overnight MONTPELLIER

Day 5: 25th June. Match Day: If Australia finishes 1st in Group C the Matildas will play their Round of 16 match in Montpellier (18:00 KO). We will attend this match regardless. Overnight MONTPELLIER

Day 6: 26th June. Transfer by TGV fast train, Montpellier – Paris. Overnight PARIS

Day 7: 27th June. Match Day: If Australia finishes 2nd in Group C and the Matildas win their Round of 16 match they will play their QUARTER FINAL match in Le Harve (21:00 KO). We will only attend this match (from Paris by return bus/coach) if Australia participates. The alternate program is Optional Paris Day Tour Activities x2. Overnight PARIS

Day 8: 28th June. Optional Paris Day Tour Activities x3. Evening – QUARTER FINAL Match: Likely France (21:00 KO) at Princess Park, home of PSG. Overnight PARIS

Day 9: 29th June. Match Day: If Australia finishes 1st in Group C and the Matildas win their Round of 16 match they will play their QUARTER FINAL match in Valenciennes (15:00 KO). We will only attend this match (from Paris by return bus/coach) if Australia participates. The alternate program is Optional Paris Day Tour Activities x2. Overnight PARIS.

Day 10: 30th June. This is the departure day for the R16 & QTR’s Tour.

 

SEMI & FINAL MACRO ITINERARY

Day 1: 30th June. Guests arrive, settle into tour hotel and in the evening – Welcome Tour Briefing Dinner. Overnight PARIS.

Day 2: 1st July. Today we transfer by TGV fast train to Lyon, settle into our hotel and enjoy an evening exploring medieval old city. Overnight LYON.

Day 3: 2nd July. Optional Lyon Day Tour Activities x2. Evening Semi Final (21:00 KO). Overnight LYON.

Day 4: 3rd July. Optional Lyon Day Tour Activities x2. Evening Semi Final (21:00 KO). Overnight LYON.

Day 5: 4th July. Optional Lyon Day Tour Activities x2. Overnight LYON.

Day 6: 5th July. Transfer by TGV fast train and TGR train to Nice. Overnight NICE.

Day 7: 6th July. 3rd/4th Playoff (17:00 KO). Overnight NICE.

Day 8: 7th July. Early morning rise and transfer to Lyon by bus/coach for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final (17:00 KO). Overnight LYON.

Day 9: 8th July. This is the departure day for the SEMI & FINAL Tour.

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